I read something the other day that said, ‘My favourite thing about photographs, is that they don’t change, even when the people in them do.”
You can see when a photograph is special. Even another person’s photograph. Someone you don’t even know.
Certain photographs resonate love and memory and the feeling of another, happier time. These are usually the older ones. The ones with curled up edges and an aged, sepia tone. Because older means better right? This is usually the case. This is human nature. We are so quick to forget the bad and romanticise the good.
The below photographs are very precious images to me. Even if you don’t know me, I hope that they can still portray this. Of course I had thousands to choose from, but these were my favourites:
“Time, bring back the rapturous ignorance of long ago,
The peace, before the dreadful daylight starts
Of unkept promises and broken hearts.”
~ John Betjeman